By obsessively studying every minor detail of every single ready-to-wear collection, one can always find a repetitive undercurrent -- a mini trend, if you will -- that the unpracticed eye might miss. Mais, pas moi.
Let's face it, that's my raison d'etre. I'm here to unearth and spotlight what others might not see so we can be better than trendy -- we've long moved beyond that shallow aspiration. We can be chic, elegant, unique.
It is for that reason, I suggest: You need a vest. Yes you do. Beg, borrow, steal and if you have no other choice, invest in a vest. If you don't believe me, look at all of these photographs. You do not have to wear yours like a man with a cravat, personally I never would, but on some women it gives off that masculine/feminine vibe that can be very appealing. (Think Annie Hall.)
Pictured above: Dolce & Gabbana, Dries Van-Noten, Proenza Schouler, Armani, Dior and Hermes.
Let's not forget, there's nothing like a vest with nothing. If you don't like your arms, wear it with nothing under it, with a jacket over it. (You know what I mean by "nothing" I suppose. Most of us need a little support wherever we can get it -- consider that a profound statement.)
That's today's news.
And the weather report, "more snow!"